SubCom to launch 30Tbps data connection in Mombasa. PHOTO | BMS
SubCom to launch 30Tbps data connection in Mombasa. PHOTO | BMS

Kenya to get a data boost after a consortium declared to be on final stages to provide cheap, more and quality data in Kenya.

SubCom will be launching its 30Tbps data in Mombasa next month. The Project will be spearheaded by Telkom Kenya.

The company will be responsible for distributing underground data cables across the country. SubCom will be the second company in Kenya providing a fast data connection after South African based company SeaCom.

SeaCom provides fibre internet connection in Africa. Telkom Kenya’s MD for Carrier Services, Kebaso Mokogi is excited about the cable landing in Mombasa in the coming weeks.

“While access to the DARE1 system that delivers up to 30 Tbps of capacity would have been very welcome to our country we have policies in place that dictate on the process of availability especially through major participation by the government in Hargeisa,” said Dr Abdiwali Sheikh Abdillahi Suufi Somaliland Postal Services and Communication minister.

“We are on schedule to get this system ready for service in June 2020. This is a testament to our talented manufacturing team and our strong partnership with Djibouti Telecom and Somtel, and Telkom Kenya and we are looking forward to finishing the job,” The Vice President – Project Management at SubCom, Debbie Brask said.

 However, it will take slightly longer for cable to link Somaliland. The 5,400-kilometer cable system dubbed DARE1 will deliver a capacity of 36 terabits of capacity to the region. It is as a result of a partnership between Djibouti Telecom, Telecom Kenya, SubCom and Somtel, a telecommunication company that operates in the Horn of Africa.

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